From 2002 – 2015 NYPD stop and frisked 5 million people. 9 out of ten were completely innocent. 90% were Black and Brown people. 60% of those stopped were between ages 14-19.
Firstly – in the state of Michigan, it is legal to carry an exposed weapon making Detroit one of this country’s heavily armed cities in the country. It follows Chicago in murders. Also, over the last 20 years Detroit has seen a mass exodus, losing 2/3 of its population due to urbanization, corruption, industrial restructuring and the decline of it’s auto and related industry – those who stayed loves the city too much to leave or those who would leave if they could, but cannot. After 20 years of declining economic and steadily worsening urban decay, the city is now on the rise again, but gentrification is pushing out those who stayed behind.
2016 was a deadly year for Chicago – 9 families grieved every week! The highest homocide rate since 1997. Its easier to get a gun than it is to get a job.